Tasting Notes: Chocolate Mousse, Nougat, Plum
Variety: Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Typica, Criollo
Mexico has emerged recently as a producer of outstanding specialty coffees, and this lot is a perfect example of Mexican coffees potential. This coffee comes to us from the Union de Productores Las Flores, based in Elexochitlan de Flores Magón in Oaxaca.
The La Cañada region in Oaxaca has the ideal humidity and growing conditions for producing outstanding specialty coffee. We roasted this coffee to highlight the milk chocolatey, creamy body that reminded us of chocolate mousse, while preserving the subtle acidity of plum and tangerine. By drawing out the roast a bit longer and gently applying heat, we were able to strike a balance between the creamy nougat sweetness and the fruity notes. Overall, we find this coffee to be comfortable and familiar, suitable for any brew method. The first coffee we’ve roasted from Mexico, and we’re off to a tasty start!